Hip hop has long been a genre that is associated with the theme of violence, particularly killing. It is a topic that has been discussed and debated for years, with some believing that it is a reflection of the harsh realities of life in the inner city, while others argue that it glorifies a destructive and dangerous lifestyle. Regardless of the opinions, it is clear that this topic has sparked many conversations and debates within the hip hop community.

The question remains, why do we as a community seem to focus on this theme of killing and glorify it for so long? Is it a way to overcompensate for our life circumstances, and seek validation from our peers? Or is it because we live in constant survival mode, and do things to protect ourselves due to the lack of resources in our communities? As a loving people, why do we seem to glorify death?

In this episode, we will explore the complexities and issues surrounding the theme of violence in hip hop. We will discuss the roots of this theme, the reasons behind its prominence in the genre, and the impact that it has on society. It’s time to have an honest and open conversation about the role that hip hop plays in our culture and the messages that it sends. Join me as we unpack this critical issue in the world of hip hop.

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